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Xue Liu

Xue (Steve) Liu             McGill      

Associate Professor, and Tomlinson Scentisit
School of Computer Science, and
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy), 
McGill University

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Open Positions (Please see Prospective Students for details. See Reputation and Rankings of McGill University )
  • I plan to recruit several new Ph.D. Students. These positions come with Research Assistant (RA) Scholarships support.
  • I plan to host a selected number of visiting scholars / postdocs with strong research background and implementation skills.
  • Multiple exciting yet challenging Undergraduate and Master Students Projects Available. Please contact me if you are interested.
 
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Biography
Dr. Xue Liu is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University. He is also an Associate Professor (by courtesy) of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an associated member of the Center for Intelligent Machines (CIM), and an associated member of the Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies in Communications (SYTACom)He received the Tomlinson Scientist Award for recognition of excellence and scientific leadership. He is the founding director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab (CPSL) at McGill University since 2007. He worked as an Associate Professor and held the Samuel R. Thompson Chair in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. He obtained his B.S. degree in Mathematics and M.S. degree in Automatic Control both from Tsinghua University, China. He had also worked at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, California and IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, New York. Dr. Liu received the Ray Ozzie Fellowship, the Saburo Muroga Fellowship, the Mavis Memorial Fund Award (for being the best graduate students in the College of Engineering who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and service) , and the C. W. Gear Outstanding Graduate Award  (for being the best graduate student in the Department of Computer Science) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been granted 2 US patents and filed 2 other US patents, and published more than 150 research papers in major International academic journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings, including the Best Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics for year 2008, and the First Place Best Paper Award from the Fourth ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (ACM WiSec'11) in 2011. His papers received over 3000 citations. Dr. Liu is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Society, a lifetime member of the ACM,  a member of the IEEE, and USENIX. Dr. Liu's research has been supported by NSERC Discovery Grant AwardNSERC Strategic Grant, NSERC CRD Grant, Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), US National Science Foundation (NSF),  Quebec Fund for Research on Nature and Technology (FQRNT) New Researcher AwardMathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems(MITACS)CRIAQMDEIE, and several research labs and companies including Amazon, Bell Canada, General Motors, HP Labs, and Chatroulette. Dr. Liu's research has been reported by news media including the New York Times, Computer World, The Register, Huffington Post, CBC, NewScientist, MIT Technology Review's Blog, and McGill Daily etc. He served chair or technical program committee positions for 70+ academic conferences, is a reviewer for 30+ journals and 80+ conferences/workshops. Dr. Liu served as associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorial. He also served on various national and international grant review panels. He currently serves as the chair of The Action Group on Hybrid Dynamic Systems of IEEE Technical Committee on Computational Aspects of Control Systems Design.


Education Background


Research Interests, Projects, and Sample Publications (Full List of Publications)

Research Thrust A: Green IT and Smart Energies

A.1: Co-Design of Smart Grid, Renewable Energy, and Internet Data Centers

    Selected Journal Publications:
     Selected Full Conference Publications:

A.2: Power Aware Computing

    Selected Journal publications:
    Selected Full Conference Publications:

Research Thrust B: Cyber-Physical Systems and Real-Time & Embeddd Systems

B.1:  Real-Time and Embedded Systems
    Selected Journal Publications:     Selected Full Conference Publications:

B.2: Wireless Sensor Networks

    Selected Journal Publications:

    Selected Full Conference Publications:


B.3:  Avionics and Automotive Networks, Industrial Networks

    Selected Journal Publications:     Selected Full Conference Publications:

Research Thrust C: Computing Systems and Networking

C.1: Communication and Computer Networks

    Selected Journal Publications:
    Selected Full Conference Publications:

C.2: Performance Management of Clusters and Servers
    
    Selected Journal Publications:

C.3: Cloud Computing

Selected Publications:

Research Thrust D: Social Networks and Web Technology

D.1: Negative Content Detection and Filtering
Group Members
  • Current Students
  • Chu Wang (Ph.D.)
  • Qinglong Wang (Ph.D.)
  • Chen Zhang (Postdoc)
  • Pinghui Wang (Postdoc)
  • Mingyua Xia (Ph.D.)
  • Fanxin Kong (Ph.D.)
  • Xi Chen (Ph.D.)
  • Hanqiang Cheng (Ph.D.) , co-supervised with Prof. Dudek.
  • Jianxun Dang (Ph.D.)
  • Xi Chen (Ph.D.), co-supervised with Prof. Chang.
  • Landu Jiang (M.Sc, Ph.D.)
  • Rifeng Ding (M.Sc)
  • Kai Xiong (M.Sc )
  • Hui Guo (M.Sc)
  • Liansheng Liu (Visiting Ph.D. )
  • Yi Gao (Visiting Ph.D. )
  • Alumni and Past Visitors (Incomplete List)
        
Name    
Current Positio
Weihuan Shu  (M.Sc)-- Dean's Honor List Award Recipient at McGill
 Software Engineer @ Baidu.com
Jian Li (Postdoc)
 Assistant Professor @ Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU)

Yuan Jin (M.Sc) -- Cosupervised with Prof. Sieber
 
Software Engineer @ Avaya, Ottawa

Willer Travassos (M.Sc)
 
Software Engineer @ RIM, Ontario

Zhong Xu (Visiting Ph.D.)

Engineer @ China Mobile

Yu Hua (Research Associate)

Assoicate Professor @ Huazhong Univeristy of Science and Technology (HUST)

Lixiong Chen (M.Sc.)


Lei Rao   (Research Associate)

Ashikur Rahman
(Postdoc )

Jianguo Yao
  (Postdoc Researcher) --
Quebec Merit Fellowship Recipient

Hong Tang (Visiting Professor)

Engineer @ Nuance, Montreal

Senior Researcher @ General Motors US Research Lab (GM)

Associate Professor, BUET


Assistant Professor @ Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU)


Associate Professor @ Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Wenjun Tan (Undergraduate)

Software Eng
ineer @ Nokia, Montreal
         
         Junhai Luo (Visiting Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor @ University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)
          Ting Long  (Visiting Ph.D)

Assitant  Professor @ Sichuan University


For Prospective Students and Visitors

 
    Our lab has several open positions for Ph.D. students, visiting scholars, exchange students, postdocs and undergraduate and Masters' students. Please see this page.


Selected Professional Services  (Partial list)
  • Journal Editorship
    • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), 2013- Present
    • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 2013-Present
    • Editor, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST), 2013- Present
    • Guest Editor, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials - Special Issue on Energy and Smart Grid, 2013
    • Guest Editor, International Journal of Sensor Networks, Special Issue on: "Recent Advancements in Wireless Machine-to-Machine Communications", 2013
    • Guest Editor, Elsevier Computer Communications Journal, Special Issue on Cyber-Physical Systems, Milestones and Research Challenges, Vol. 36, Issue 1, December, 2012
    • Guest Editor, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems Journal, Special Issue on Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing,  2011
  • Panelist/Reviewer for Funding Agencies
    • NSERC, MITACS, FQRNT, NSF (US), Hong Kong GRF Grant 
  • Chair for Conference, Workshop, and Forum Organizations
    • Publication Co-Chair, IEEE INFOCOM 2013, Torino, Italy, 2013
    • Finance Chair, IEEE/ACM CPSWEEK 2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2013
    • Program Co-Chair, 8th  International  Conference  on  Wireless  Algorithms, Systems,  and  Applications  (WASA 2013), Zhang Jiajie, China, 2013
    • Local Co-Chair, 21th International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS 2013), Montreal, QC, 2013
    • Workshop Co-Chair, The 2nd International Workshop on Efficient Data Center Server, in conjunction with the 19th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture  (HPCA-19), February, 2013
    • Finance Chair, The 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2012) , Toronto, Canada, 2012
    • Program Vice-Chair, 18th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2012), Singapore, 2012
    • Track Chair, Cyber Physical Networking Systems Track, 7th  International  Conference  on  Wireless  Algorithms, Systems,  and  Applications  (WASA 2012), ,  Yellow  Mountains,  China, August  8-10,  2012
    • Workshop Co-Chair, The First International Workshop on Architecture and Application Exploration of Micro-Server Systems, in conjunction with the 18th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture  (HPCA-18), February 26, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    • Track Chair, Wireless Sensor Network Track, IEEE RTSS 2011, Vienna, Austria                                                    
    • Publicity Co-Chair, The 9th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2011), Seattle, WA, 2011
    • Workshops and Tutorials Chair, CPSWEEK 2011, Chicago, Illinois, 2011                           
    • Co-Chair, The Sixth International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks (FeBID 2011), in conjunction with ICAC 2011, Karlsruhe, Germany
    • Co-Chair, The First International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Networking Systems (CPNS 2011), in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2011, Shanghai , China, 2011 
    • Publicity Co-Chair, BodyNets 2011                                                 
    • Track Chair, Wireless Sensor Network Track, The 16th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2010), Stockholm, Sweden, 2010                 
    • Program Co-Chair, The 7th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems (ICESS-2010), Bradford, UK (Outstanding Service Award)          
    • Program Vice Chair, IEEE Sensors, Ubiquitous, and Trusted Computing conference (SUTC 2010), Cyber-Physical Systems Track, Newport Beach, California, USA, 2010 
    • Program Co-Chair, The First International Workshop on Medical-grade Wireless Networks (WiMD 2009), in conjunction with ACM Mobihoc 2009, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009 
    • Forum Co-Chair, NSF Ph.D. Student Forum on Cyber-Physical Systems, in conjunction with RTSS, Washington DC, 2009
    • Program Vice-Chair, Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing track of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE 2009), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2009 (Outstanding Leadership Award) 
    • Program Co-Chair, The Second International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems (WCPS 2009), in conjunction with ICDCS 2009, Montreal, Canada              
    • Program Co-Chair, First International Workshop on Autonomous Embedded Systems and Networking (AESN09), in conjunction with the 9th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems (ISADS 2009), Athens, Greece, 2009 
    • Local Co-Chair, The 29th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS09), Montreal, Canada, 2009
    • Publicity Co-Chair, 5th IEEE Real Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS'09), San Francisco, CA, 2009                 
    • Publicity Co-Chair, 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2008) Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2008 
    • Forum Co-Chair, NSF Ph.D. Student Forum on Deeply Embedded Real-Time Computing, in conjunction with RTSS, Tucson, Arizona, 2007

  • Program Committee Member
    • Program Committee Member, The 33rd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2014), Toronto, Canada, 2014
    • Program Committee Member, Wireless Sensor Network Track, IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2013), Vancouver, Canada, 2013
    • Program Committee Member, The 42th International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2013), Lyon, France, 2013
    • Program Committee Member, The 19th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2013), Taipei, Taiwan, 2013
    • Program Committee Member, The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing. Beijing, China
    • Program Committee Member, The 8th International Workshop on Feedback Computing, in conjunction with USENIX ICAC 2013, San Jose, California,  2013
    • Program Committee Member, The 2013 IEEE International Conference on iThings/CPSCom/GreenCom, Beijing, China, 2013
    • Program Committee Member, The 10th USENIX International Conference on Autonomic Computing(ICAC 2013), San Jose, CA, 2013
    • Program Committee Member, The 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS 2013), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  2013
    • Program Committee Member, ACM GreenMetrics 2013 Workshop, in conjunction with ACM SIGMETRICS 2013 , Pittsburg,  2013
    • Program Committee Member, The 33th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2013), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2013
    • Program Committee Member, The IEEE International Conference on Communications 2013 (IEEE ICC 2013), 2013
    • Program Committee Member, The 32nd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2013), Turin, Italy, 2013
    • Program Committee Member, The Conference on Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE 2013), Grenoble, France, 2013
    • The Seventh International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks (FeBID 2012), 2012
    • IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2012), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2012
    • The 32th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2012), Macau, China, 2012
    • The 3rd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS 2012), Beijing, China, 2012
    • The Conference on Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE 2012), Dresden, Germany, 2012
    • The 18th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded  Technology and Applications Symposium, (RTAS 2012), Beijing, China, 2012
    • IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011), Houston, TX, 2011
    • The 17th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2011), Toyama, Japan, 2011
    • ICCPS 2011, Work-in-Progress Program
    • 8th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS'2010), Valencia, Spain 2011
    • 2011 International Conference on Reliable and Autonomous Computational Science (RACS 2011), Miami, FL, 2011
    • 3rd Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (APRES), 2011, In conjunction with CPS week of 2011
    • The Second IEEE International Green Computing Conference (IGCC 2011), Orlando, Florida, USA 2011 
    • the 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (Cloud 2011), Washington DC, 2011 
    • IEEE INFOCOM 2011 Workshop on Cloud Computing, Shanghai, China, 2011
    • The 31th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2011), Genoa, Italy, 2011
    • The 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2011), Shanghai, China, 2011
    • The 17th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded  Technology and Applications Symposium, (RTAS 2011), Chicago, Illinois, 2011
    • The Conference on Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE 2011), Grenoble, France, 2011
    • 2010 International Conference on Reliable and Autonomous Computational Science (RACS 2010), Atlanta, GA, 2010
    • 7th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS'2010), San Francisco, 2010
    • 8th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2010), Miami, Florida, 2010
    • The 31th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS10), WiP Track, San Diego, USA, 2010
    • The 31th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS10), Sensor Network Track, San Diego, USA, 2010
    • 18th International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS 2010), Beijing, China, 2010
    • IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2010), Miami, FL, 2010
    • The 30th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2010), Genoa, Italy, 2010
    • The 29th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2010), San Diego, CA, 2010
    • The Conference on Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE 2010), Dresden, Germany, 2010
    • The 30th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS09), Sensor Network Track, Washington DC, USA, 2009
    • the 6th  IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2009), Macau, China, 2009
    • the 2nd International Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (APRES) 2009, In conjunction with Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK) of 2009, Grenoble, France, 2009
    • the 11th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS 2009), Lyon, France, Nov 3-6, 2009
    • The 17th International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS 2009), Charleston, South Carolina, 2009
    • The 18th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2009), San Francisco, CA, 2009
    • The 4th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks (FeBID09), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2009
    • The 11th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-09), Seoul, Korea, June, 2009
    • The 29th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS09), Montreal, Canada, 2009
    • The 28th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2009), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009
    • The 29th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS08), Sensor Network Track, Barcelona, Spain, 2008
    • Workshop on Compositional Theory and Technology for Real-Time Embedded Systems (CRTS 2008), in conjunction with RTSS08, Barcelona, Spain, 2008
    • The Third IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks (FeBID08), Annapolis, Maryland, USA, 2008
    • The 14th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS'08), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2008
    • 20th EUROMICRO CONFERENCE ON REAL-TIME SYSTEMS, Work in Progress Session, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008
    • 2008 IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2008) Shanghai, China, 17-20 December 2008
    • 14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2008) Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2008
    • the 1st International Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (APRES 2008), 2008, In conjunction with CPS week of 2008, St. Louis, MO, USA
    • 14th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2008), St Louis, MO, 2008
    • 14th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, Work in Progress (WIP) Session, St Louis, MO, 2008
    • The 27th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2008), Phoenix, Arizona, 2008
    • Workshop on Software and Systems for Medical Devices and Services 2007 (SMDS 2007, in conjunction with RTSS), Tucson, Arizona, 2007
    • The 28th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS07), Tucson, Arizona, 2007
    • The 2nd International Workshop on Trustworthiness, Reliability and services in Ubiquitous and Sensor Networks (TRUST 2007), Taipei, Taiwan, 2007
    • The Second IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks (FeBID07), Munich, Germany, 2007
    • International Workshop on Real-Time Systems and Adaptive Applications (RTSAA07), Beijing, China, 2007
    • The 3rd International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems (ICESS07), Daegu, South Korea, 2007
    • The 2nd International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN06), Hong Kong, China, 2006
  • Reviewer
         Journal reviewer for
    • ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS)
    • ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (ToSN)
    • ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS
    • ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (ToDAES)
    • Communications of the ACM (CACM)
    • IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC)
    • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
    • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC) 
    • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) 
    • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT)
    • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII) 
    • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (TIFS)
    • IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG)
    • IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology (TCST)
    • IEEE Communication Letters
    • IEEE Embedded Systems Letters
    • Real-Time System Journal (Springer)
    • IBM Journal of Research and Development 
    • Elsevier Computer Network Journal
    • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC) (Elsevier)
    • WILEY Software: Practice and Experience
    • Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks Journal
    • Performance Evaluation: An International Journal (Elsevier),  
    • Journal of System Architecture (JSA)(Elsevier)
    • Wiley Security and Communication Networks
        Conference reviewer            
              
In additional to the conferences listed above where I served as a TPC member, I have also served a number of other International conferences as external reviewers including:
    • IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
    • American Control Conference (ACC)
    • IEEE/ACM IPSN
    • IEEE ECRTS
    • IEEE/IFIP IM 
    • ACM Great Lake Symp. VLSI (GLSVLSI)
    • ACM USENIX ANNUAL TECHICAL CONFERENCE (ATC)
    • IEEE ICAC
    • IEEE ICCCN 
    • IEEE ICC
    • International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS) 
    • IEEE/ACM MASCOTS





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